Rhinoplasty | Nose Job in Cleveland, Ohio
Rhinoplasty or nose job is one of the most common procedures Dr. Harmych performs. As a facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Harmych’s approach is solely focused on the face, head and neck. Dr. Harmych is a double board certified and fellowship-trained facial plastic surgeon and a rhinoplasty expert.
Indications for rhinoplasty
Rhinoplasty is a procedure that either changes he shape or improves the function of the nose. Some issues that may require rhinoplasty or nose job to correct include:
- Nasal asymmetry or a “crooked nose”
- Dorsal hump
- Nose that is too large, too wide or a nose that does not match a person’s facial proportions
- Nasal breathing problems
Dr. Harmych’s philosphy on rhinoplasty
Rhinoplasty should be tailored to the individual patient to address their unique anatomy and desired outcome. Expected results from a nose job will vary. Dr. Harmych’s philosophy on rhinoplasty is conservative. The goal of the procedure is to maintain the appearance of your nose by tailoring the proportions of the nose in a subtle way so that the nose still looks like your nose. Meaning, that your nose still looks natural even after rhinoplasty.
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Types of Rhinoplasty
These two types of rhinoplasty are open rhinoplasty and closed rhinoplasty. In an open rhinoplasty, a small incision is hidden between the nostrils. In a closed rhinoplasty, the incision is made inside the nose.
Ask a doctor which type of nose job is right for you.
Main Types of Rhinoplasty
- Rhinoplsty (cosmetic nasal procedure)
- Septoplasty (functional nasal procedure)
- Turbinate reduction (functional nasal procedure)
- Septorhinoplasty (functional and cosmetic procedure)
Let’s go over each type of nose surgery in a bit more detail.
Rhinoplasty is procedure designed to reshape the nose.
You may have heard the term “deviated septum”. The septum, located in the midline of the nose, is cartilage that divides the nose into two sides. If the septum is displaced to either side, airflow may be decreased. This is a common problem. Septoplasty is a procedure that corrects the deviation and restores the septum to the center, or midline, relieving the airflow blockage.
Turbinates are small torpedo-like structures inside the nose that moisten, heat and filter air as it enters the nose. If enlarged or swollen due to allergy or sinus issues, the turbinates can obstruct airflow in the nose. The turbinates are commonly reduced in size during rhinoplasty or septoplasty surgery to further improve air movement through the nose. This procedure is commonly performed at the same time as rhinoplasty.
Similar to septoplasty, septorhinoplasty corrects the septum and external nose shape and structure. Septorhinoplasty usually involves making changes to the inside of the nose and the outside of the nose to improve the nasal breathing, and sometimes the appearance. Technically, in septorhinoplasty, both septoplasty and rhinoplasty are performed.
Who is a candidate for Rhinoplasty?
Healthy people, with realistic expectations, who want to improve the appearance of their nose, may be candidates for rhinoplasty. Younger patients may be appropriate candidates based on several factors, including physical and emotional maturity.
Dr. Harmych is an experienced rhinoplasty surgeon and can assist you or your adolescent in determining whether the nose has matured enough to have a rhinoplasty.
How is Rhinoplasty or Nose Job Surgery Performed?
- Rhinoplasty is done with general anesthesia.
- Small incisions, hidden under the nasal tip and within the nose are used.
- Many rhinoplasty procedures can be performed without external incisions.
- The nose cartilage and bones are tailored. Each rhinoplasty is tailored to the aesthetic and functional goals.
- Sutures are used to close the incisions and a small splint is placed over the bridge of the nose.
- Nose packing is not used.
How Long is Recovery from Rhinoplasty or Nose Job Surgery?
- The procedure is done on an outpatient basis.
- Prescription pain medicine is sometimes used for 1 or 2 days.
- Bruising and swelling last about a week.
- Activity is restricted for 2 weeks.
- A splint over the bridge of the nose and any sutures are removed one week after rhinoplasty.
- Most of the swelling is gone within 1-2 months.
- Although, full recovery from rhinoplasty takes 1-2 years.
What Should I Expect During My Rhinoplasty Consultation?
Dr. Harmych and his staff understand that it is normal for patients to feel nervous about their consultation for rhinoplasty. Knowing what to expect can make you feel more comfortable. The most important part of the rhinoplasty consultation is getting a chance to meet Dr. Harmych and his caring team. Rhinoplasty is the most complex and technically difficult procedure performed by plastic surgeons and facial plastic surgeons. Therefore, the rhinoplasty consultation generally takes a little longer than consultations for other facial plastic surgery procedures. You should expect to spend as much time as you need with Dr. Harmych to be sure all of your questions and concerns are discussed. Generally, patients spend about 45 minutes with Dr. Harmych in consultation for rhinoplasty. Simulated imaging is performed to discuss the anticipated result from rhinoplasty.
How much does a rhinoplasty or nose job cost?
- Primary rhinoplasty ranges from $8,000 – $12,000.
- Secondary, or revision rhinoplasty, ranges from $12,000-$20,000.
- According to RealSelf average cost of rhinoplasty is (current as of 2023) is $7,975. This information is based on a survey of 17,736 patient reviews on RealSelf.
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Does Dr. Harmych Offer Simulated Rhinoplasty Before and After Photos?
Yes! Dr. Harmych offers simulated rhinoplasty photo imaging to help show the possible rhinoplasty result. There is no additional cost for rhinoplasty before and after imaging. Cost of rhinoplasty imaging is included in with your rhinoplasty consultation fee.
Can I See More of Dr. Harmych’s Rhinoplasty Before and After Photos?
Yes! Patients will also have the opportunity to view Dr. Harmych’s before and after rhinoplasty photos. You will have the opportunity to review additional before and after rhinoplasty photos in the office during your rhinoplasty consultation.
What Do Rhinoplasty Patients Say About Their Experience?
Patient experiences presented in our testimonial videos depict actual rhinoplasty patients of Cleveland, Ohio facial plastic surgeon Dr. Brian Harmych and have been used with written permission.
Procedures related to rhinoplasty
Dr. Harmych performs surgery on all areas of the face and neck including:
Dr. Harmych is a board-certified rhinoplasty expert
Dr. Brian Harmych, MD, FACS is a fellowship-trained rhinoplasty surgeon in Cleveland, double board-certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery & American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. As an expert rhinoplasty surgeon, a significant amount of Dr. Harmych’s practice in Cleveland is dedicated to rhinoplasty, nasal surgery and revision rhinoplasty.
Where is Dr. Harmych located?
Harmych Facial Plastic Surgery is located in Cleveland, Ohio.
Schedule a consultation at our Beachwood location and see if rhinoplasty is good option for you.
29225 Chagrin Blvd. #285
Beachwood, Ohio 44122
Those considering rhinoplasty or revision rhinoplasty should carefully evaluate their surgeon’s training and credentials. Dr. Brian Harmych is double board-certified and is one of the only fellowship-trained Facial Plastic & Reconstructive rhinoplasty surgeons in the Cleveland area. He has the knowledge and expertise to offer the best cosmetic result while maintaining nasal function.
The before and after photographs presented in the rhinoplasty before and after gallery depict actual patients of Cleveland, Ohio facial plastic surgeon Dr. Brian Harmych and have been used with written permission. Please note that our rhinoplasty photo gallery is provided in order to help you visualize the results that can be achieved at our practice. The before and after rhinoplasty photos are limited to patients who have agreed to allow their photos to be shared. Additional before and after rhinoplasty photographs are available in our Beachwood, Ohio office. You will have an opportunity to view additional pre and post-operative photographs that may be shared only in our office during your personal consultation. As with any cosmetic procedure, individual results vary.